Spunk Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is clinging to Spunk in Chapter 2?

2. During what decade is this story set?

3. What do Walter and Elijah think Joe will do when he sees Spunk?

4. What does Joe clutch in his hand in Chapter 2?

5. How can Joe be described?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the relationship between Joe and Lena.

2. Do you admire Spunk or despise him? Why?

3. From whose perspective is Chapter 3 told?

4. What is the wake for Spunk like?

5. What role do Walter and Elijah play in this story?

6. What does Spunk seem to think the bobcat is?

7. Describe the differences between Joe and Spunk.

8. Do you think there is any competition between Joe and Spunk? Why or why not?

9. What does Spunk say right before he dies? Why is this significant?

10. At what point does Spunk become paranoid that Joe is haunting him? How does this relate to his occupation?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The title of Hurston's work, "Spunk," seems straightforward, yet it indicates a particular significance about one character. In your opinion, why does Hurston choose this particular title? What does this title signify? What does it tell readers about the story?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Joe and Spunk. How are their lives different? How are the characters the same?

Essay Topic 3

Hurston uses a narrative point of view throughout the entire play. Why do you think it was written this way? What are the pros and cons of using this point of view in this particular story?

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